Helping people transform their lives since 1891

Bucks New University is a friendly, vibrant place to study. It has over 125 years’ experience of providing employer-lead higher education, having started out in 1891, running evening classes for the local community and retraining soldiers into new employment.

Today, the university still focuses heavily on employability, with courses which blend together academic teaching with professional and practical elements. There is an on-going commitment to investing in industry-standard facilities as well as tutors who have a track record in business and professional insight.

Bucks is proud to be recognized for creating a supportive learning community with small class sizes, highly interactive teaching and focused employment-related studies and has earned a Silver Award in this year’s Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Our specialist postgraduate courses focus on specific employability skills and are designed to develop your knowledge and skills, boost your CV and enhance your career prospects. You can fit your studies around your professional and personal commitments, with some courses offered on both a full and part-time basis.

As a postgraduate student at Bucks, you will benefit from studying in a dynamic environment alongside staff who boast a high level of expertise gained through their research activity, connections within the industry or professional experience.

Our academic strengths

Bucks has a long-standing reputation for its aviation degrees with academics who are experienced industry professionals. Bucks New University is the only Higher Education institution to have been awarded the People 1st Gold accreditation for its aviation degrees (2015 – 2017).

The Bucks New University aviation courses range from foundation degrees in Airline and Airport Management, through to MSc International Aviation Regulation and Law. Bucks is one of only a few UK universities to have an FNPT II Flight Simulator.


Bucks New University has a strong track record of training over 400 undergraduate nursing students every year.  Bucks has been consistently recognised for its teaching excellence and has been awarded and shortlisted for a number of awards. The innovative simulation suite and high fidelity equipment and mannequins are utilised to enhance the student learning experience, has won the teaching Excellence category in the Guardian University Awards 2016. Building on this, Bucks offers a number of postgraduate and CPD courses which are related to nursing and clinical practice.


Bucks New University has an established track record in supporting development of innovative international educational programmes through Erasmus + projects.

Bucks offers postgraduate research degrees of Master of Philosophy (MPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Our research degrees are awarded by Staffordshire University, with research students formally enrolled at Bucks as the institution responsible for supervision and support.

Our researchers and research students are supported through a variety of researcher development events. Bucks New University will be one of the first institutions to offer the Academic Professional Apprenticeship for researchers

Our Campuses

Central London is easily reached from the university’s three campuses in High Wycombe, Uxbridge and Aylesbury.

There has been a great deal of investment recently in creating top-class facilities across the three campuses. The main campus in High Wycombe has been kitted out with high-quality learning environments, and is home to studios for drama, dance and audio purposes, while the Uxbridge campus has a state-of-the-art nursing facility that aims to replicate real-world facilities. The Aylesbury campus has modern teaching spaces and includes the Cyber Resilience Centre and a VR-equipped engineering suite. The ground floor of the building is designed to host events for students and visitors and is flanked by a business incubation hub, where small businesses can grow and interact with each other and the campus’s activities. Nursing simulation suites are being installed in 2019 with nursing courses due to start running from the campus in September.

Bucks Students’ Union

Bucks Student’s Union is ranked as the number one students’ union in the UK Higher Education sector for taught students in the 2018 National Student Survey.

When you enroll on a course you automatically become a member of the Student’s Union opening you up to a vast range of services, benefits and a unique package of free sports, societies and recreational activities.

Accommodation at Bucks

There are a number of accommodation options available for postgraduate students. It may be possible for full-time students to stay at our halls of residence depending on availability or we can provide details of where to look for private sector housing. For part-time students, there are many hotels within a short distance or you can choose to stay at Missenden Abbey Conference Centre, where Bucks students may receive a discounted rate.

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